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Chocolate Bliss Marble Cake Recipe

Chocolate Bliss Marble Cake Recipe

This cake is served at all of our family parties. It's low in fat, but still delicious. I've been making it since 1985, when my late husband had heart surgery and had to watch his diet. —Josephine Piro, Easton, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings


  • 5 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping
  • 4 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh raspberries


  • 1. Let egg whites stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Dissolve cocoa in water; let stand until cool.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat 3/4 cup sugar, milk, oil and extracts until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into sugar mixture until blended.
  • 3. In another bowl with clean beaters, beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. Beat in remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff peaks form. Gradually fold into batter. Remove 2 cups batter; stir in reserved cocoa mixture.
  • 4. Coat a 10-in. fluted tube pan with cooking spray. Alternately spoon the plain and chocolate batters into pan. Cut through batter
  • 5. with a knife to swirl.
  • 6. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 7. For topping, in a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the whipped topping and chocolate until melted; stir until smooth. Place cake on a serving plate. Drizzle with topping. Place raspberries in center of cake. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 215 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 172mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

"cake was very dense and not sweet enough. Icing was a disaster but my fault since I didn't follow the directions:)"

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"Have not made yet. I've read all 18 reviews and this is my take. I love cake and need to watch my fat intake. When I get a chance I will try this, paying close attention to the egg whites and use applesauce for the oil. In this house I'm the only one who likes frosting so I'll leave that off . If it seems too thick before adding the whites I'll add more milk, one tablespoon at a time. And Grandma832, if you see this I hope you give it a try adding in my suggestions. Sometimes, like a child, it takes a village."

Reviewed May. 13, 2013

"The only thing worse than this cake recipe is the recipe for the icing. The cake was not sweet enough and the texture so dense it tasted like a stale terd. This cake may be better used as a pretty decoration..just make sure you don't allow your guests to eat it."

Blue Iris
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2011

"Very moist ..... great taste!"

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2010

"I read the reviews and saw the ups and downs. So, I made sure the egg whites were at room temp, and everything was exactly like the recipie. It looked too small in the pan, but when it tested done, I took it out. Way too packed.......but I did the frosting anyway. But, then I took a step back, looked at it and couldn't make myself serve it at a dinner. It's deep 6 in the bottom of my trash can!"

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"It was very tasty, however it was a litle heavy. But my husband loved it and since we are both watching our sugar and weight I was more than satisfied with it. I didn't top with the chocolate since with only the two of us and we limit ourselves to one piece a day I felt it might get sticky. I just added low fat whipped topping as we ate each piece."

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"I didn't have any whipped topping so I just used whipping cream. The cake turned out very nice. Also, it wasn't too sweet."

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"Wow, I'm not sure what the negative reviews are about--This cake was devoured by my whole family. I didn't have the Cool Whip so I just used powdered sugar, still very, very good."

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"This was easy to make - I just wish I had some fresh raspberries (carefully thawed some frozen ones)."

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

"Wow this cake was to easy to make and the family loved it alot. Yes the batter was thick until i added the egg whites and i didnt have a portion problem, and it wasnt crumbly. I would say it turned out perfect. We were out of season for raspberries and i did top it with a little cool whip over the ganache. This was a trial. Im going to love making it next week for a Christmas party:)"

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